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04th Nov 2018

Wayne Rooney is coming out of retirement for one last England match

Wayne Farry

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Rooney retired from international football in August 2017

Wayne Rooney is set to come out of international retirement and captain Gareth Southgate’s England side when they face the United States Men’s National Team next month.

The match – which will be held at Wembley and will raise funds for the Wayne Rooney Foundation – will be the DC United forward’s 120th for England. The arches of Wembley will be lit up in gold – the colours of his charity – for the match.

Rooney’s last appearance for England came in November 2016 in a 3-0 victory over Scotland.

He made his debut against Australia at West Ham’s former stadium Upton Park in 2003 and scored his first goal in 2004 against Macedonia.

England’s record goalscorer (53) has just finished his first season with new side DC United in MLS. His arrival in June prompted an enormous reversal of fortunes for the side, who were bottom of the Eastern Conference when he joined.

He scored 12 goals and laid on seven assists after joining as the Washington-based side clinched a playoff place. He also won the October player of the month award.

Unfortunately, the fairytale ended this week as Rooney missed a penalty in a 3-2 penalty shootout defeat to the Columbus Crew.